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RCMP video should shock Canadians: Sinclair

Credits:  The Canadian Press Former Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Murray Sinclair says a video of a Mountie interrogating a young Indigenous woman disclosing sexual abuse in B.C. foster care brings home in a “visceral way” a reality that Canadians should be shocked by and one that they need to see. The 2012 video was released publicly […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201913 Views

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Indigenous community innovation bringing clean-energy to Saskatchewan

From: Infrastructure Canada Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, May 22, 2019—Investing in infrastructure that promotes clean energy solutions is key to creating a strong low-carbon economy and sustainable future for Canadians. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20199 Views

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First Nations asset management infrastructure planning receives second year of investment from the Government of Canada

From: Indigenous Services Canada Call for 2019–2020 Asset Management Program funding applications starts today May 22, 2019 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada Canada is making historic investments in First Nations infrastructure and is working together with First Nations toward building nation-to-nation relationships based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201912 Views

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Pipeline protester chimes in on prime minister’s fundraising speech – Times Colonist

May 22, 2019 VANCOUVER — An Indigenous protester opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion interrupted a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal fundraiser on Wednesday. Will George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver repeatedly called Trudeau a liar and a weak leader. “Are you going to push this pipeline through?” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201914 Views

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Emergency responders simulate disaster on Lasalle Line – Sarnia This Week

May 22, 2019 Firefighters, police, as well as municipal and industrial emergency responders from across Lambton County and Aamjiwnaang First Nation were put to the test on May 22 in dealing with a simulated collision between a diesel hauler and a propane hauler as part of the annual Sarnia Area Disaster Simulation (SADS). Nearly 200 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20199 Views

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More than 20,000 new homes underway for people throughout B.C.

Partnerships with organizations like the Union Gospel Mission, which is breaking ground on new housing for women and children, are behind the success of the more than 20,000 new homes complete or underway in nearly 80 communities throughout the province. “Our government has acted quickly to address the urgent need for housing that people can […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201913 Views

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Indigenous post-secondary students: apply for one of three $2K APTN scholarships

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is accepting applications for their student scholarship program. Three scholarships valued at $2,000 each will be awarded to one First Nations student, one Inuit student and one Métis student. APTN’s scholarship program is intended to provide support to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students in a course of studies […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201914 Views

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Prime Minister announces renewal of Canadian Coast Guard fleet

The Canadian Coast Guard saves lives, protects the environment, and helps our economy grow, while keeping our waters safe, secure, and open. But the Coast Guard fleet is aging, with most ships beyond their normal life expectancy. There is an urgent need to renew the fleet to ensure the Coast Guard can continue its essential […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201919 Views

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Reconcile Resource Management by Reflecting Indigenous Rights in Fisheries and Oceans Programs, Practises and Policies

Membertou, Nova Scotia, May 22, 2019 – The second and final report on the review of Indigenous programs at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) calls on the Department to reconcile the management of fish, habitat and other aquatic resources with Indigenous communities to achieve the intent of programs put in place almost three decades ago. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201917 Views

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LAURION and Metals House Inc. Form Strategic Alliance

TORONTO, ONTARIO – (May 22, 2018) – LAURION Mineral Exploration Inc. (TSX.V: LME and OTCPINK: LMEFF) (“Laurion” or the “Corporation”), is very pleased to announce that LAURION and Metals House Inc. (“Metals House”) has signed a Doré Sourcing Agreement which includes LAURION and LAURION’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Ahsineeg Inc. (“Ahsineeg”), and Ahsineeg’s private investment group. “We […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201915 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Seamus O’Regan to provide remarks at Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Gathering in Saskatchewan

From: Indigenous Services Canada Flying Dust First Nation, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan – Please be advised that the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will attend the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Gathering where he will deliver remarks. Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Time: 10 am (CT) Where: Flying Dust Hockey Arena Flying Dust Reserve […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201918 Views

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OHRC and OFIFC reaffirm joint commitment to reconciliation

TORONTO – In April, 2019, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) renewed an agreement, originally signed in April 2017, to work together with the ultimate goal of ending discrimination against Indigenous peoples in Ontario. The renewed agreement reinforces our ongoing collaboration with urban Indigenous communities based […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201919 Views

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Ch’ihilii Chìk Habitat Protection Area established

The Government of Yukon, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Government and North Yukon Renewable Resources Council approved the Ch’ihilii Chìk Habitat Protection Area Management Plan at a signing ceremony on May 17 in Old Crow. The Ch’ihilii Chìk Habitat Protection Area is located about 120 kilometres southeast of Old Crow. It is well known for abundant […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201916 Views

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UBCIC Denounces The RCMP’s Treatment of Sexual Assault Victim and Demands Immediate Justice

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – May 22nd, 2019) Last week, APTN released disturbing video footage from 2012 of an RCMP officer abusively interrogating an Indigenous youth who had reported a sexual assault. The officer questioned the young woman, asking if she was sexually aroused during the assault, what she did to try to stop it, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201915 Views

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A real smear job’: Authors who dispelled myths about Chief Poundmaker applaud exoneration – CBC

May 22, 2019 Co-authors Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser revealed Chief Poundmaker was a peacemaker, not a rebel or traitor Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s exoneration of Chief Poundmaker, planned for Thursday at the Saskatchewan First Nation that bears his name, will help right a historical wrong and correct a 134-year-old myth in Canadian history, according […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201917 Views

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Ontario Supporting Freshwater Research and Education

Province Investing in Northern Ontario’s Experimental Lakes Area May 21, 2019 Ontario’s government is working for the people by investing in a unique, world-renowned northern research facility to help protect the province’s freshwater ecosystems. Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, was in Kenora to announce Ontario is providing more than $2 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201915 Views

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$1.75 million to connect the Eleonore mine to the fibre optic network

QUEBEC, May 22, 2019 – The Government of Québec, through the Société du Plan Nord, will invest $1.75 million to connect Newmont Goldcorp’s Eleonore mine facilities to the existing regional fibre optic network. This project will enable one of Quebec’s most innovative mining companies to continue advancing its vision to create mine 4.0, an interconnected […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201918 Views

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OHRC: Letter to Solicitor General Jones – Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

Hon. Sylvia Jones Ministry of the Solicitor General 18th Floor, George Drew Building 25 Grosvenor Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y6 Dear Solicitor General Jones: Thank you for providing the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) with the opportunity to tour Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) in London, Ontario on March 21, 2019. I am writing today […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201919 Views

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Wildfire forces evacuation of northern Alberta First Nation – APTN News

May 21, 2019 An out-of-control wildfire burning in northern Alberta forced 4,000 to flee their homes in High Level, and another 700 from Bushe River First Nation. No injuries were reported as people were sent to nearly a dozen locations, including an evacuation centre in Slave Lake. Alberta Premier Jason Kenny said the fire is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201918 Views

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Nunavut Arctic College – Staff and Faculty show off their sewing skills after a Kamik making course! – Education News Canada

May 22, 2019 Nunavut Arctic College offered a course in Kamik Making as Professional Development for Faculty and Staff for 6 weeks during the months of March, and April. All participants demonstrated their traditional Inuit sewing skills taught by Mary Panipak, assisted by Mary Akulukjuk. A month prior to the starting date of the course, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201921 Views

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Election platform included ‘gaming house’ – Brandon Sun

A gaming centre appears to have been part of early plans for a new urban reserve on the north end of Brandon, despite the Gambler First Nation chief saying that it never was. Campaign material distributed before an August 2018 election that Chief David LeDoux’s brother Gordon — a custom-elected chief for Gambler — sent […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201919 Views

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Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

May 21, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project, located east of St.John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201915 Views

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Ontario Indigenous leader ‘perplexed’ with revised high school curriculum as collaboration ‘never happened’ – CBC

New high school courses come after halted sessions between province, Indigenous advisers in summer of 2018 May 22, 2019 Ontario’s education minister has announced the provincial government’s revised Indigenous curriculum but it’s not sitting well with one First Nations territorial organization that represents dozens of Indigenous communities in the province’s far north. The curriculum is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201924 Views

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Island Lake RCMP investigate drowning of a 4-year-old boy

May 21, 2019 St. Theresa Point , Manitoba On May 20th, 2019 at approximately 12:30 am, Island Lake RCMP received a call from St. Theresa Point First Nation Safety Officers (FNSO), advising of an unresponsive four-year-old male in the community. The initial investigation has determined that the child was last seen in the early evening of May 19, 2019. A ground search […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201916 Views

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The death of Colten Boushie and the ongoing fight for justice for Indigenous peoples – Rabble.ca

May 22, 2019 On August 9, 2016 Colten Boushie, a 22-year old Indigenous man, was shot in the back of the head by Gerald Stanley in Biggar, Saskatchewan. While Stanley was charged with second-degree murder, the trial and his eventual acquittal demonstrated a tragic amount of carelessness with Colten’s case. With his body being left […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201920 Views

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Update 1: Northwest Alberta wildfire (May 21 at 4:50 p.m.)

Wildfire efforts continue near High Level in Mackenzie County. States of local emergency remain in effect, with residents under a mandatory evacuation order. Current situation The Chuckegg Creek Wildfire is burning approximately five kilometres south of the Town of High Level within Mackenzie County. This out-of-control wildfire is almost 80,000 hectares. Alberta Wildfire, Alberta Emergency […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201916 Views

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May 21/19 – Wildfire Update Northwest District Report #6 – NetNewsLedger

May 22, 2019 There were two new forest fires confirmed by the afternoon of May 21. Red Lake Fire Number 4 has been declared out at 0.2 hectares and was located in Pikangikum First Nation. Red Lake Fire Number 5 is not under control at 0.1 hectares and is located in Pikangikum First Nation. Fire […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201915 Views

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Return to traditional diets, health conference hears – Burns Lake District News

May. 22, 2019 Unhealthy lifestyles among First Nations people are causing many of the health problems in Indigenous communities in Canada, as the Honourable Steven Point told the audience at the Lake Babine Health Forum on May 7. Steven, the former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia spoke along with his wife Dr. Gwen Point at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201921 Views

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Successful Student Work Placement Program increases on-the-job paid work experience for post-secondary students

84,000 work placements will be created by 2023–024 May 22, 2019              Montréal, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada When post-secondary students get the chance to learn on-the-job, they build career skills, their resumes and connections that help them get good jobs when they graduate. Work-integrated learning through the Student Work Placement Program is how the […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201915 Views

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Wiisag Corporation: A local cannabis company with a global mission – Ottawa Life Magazine

May 22, 2019 Indigenous peoples throughout North America have long harvested, traded and smoked a wide variety of plants for recreational, medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Many Indigenous communities see the legalization of the cannabis industry in Canada as a chance for future prosperity. Wiisag Corporation, a Canadian Indigenous integrated cannabis company, is helping Canada’s Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201917 Views

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NDP: Indigenous communities shut out from providing meaningful input into new curriculum

May 21, 2019 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies courses made elective SIOUX LOOKOUT — Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, said it’s shameful for the Ford Conservatives to rewrite the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies curriculum without adequately consulting Indigenous communities; and wrong for Doug Ford to make Indigenous […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201913 Views

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We know what it was like’: Slave Lake residents offer help, open homes to people fleeing wildfire – CBC

May 21, 2019 Business and residents offering evacuees places to stay The evacuation order for the town of High Level, the surrounding Mackenzie County and the nearby Bushe River Reserve of the Dene Tha’ First Nation has forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes. More than 650 people have registered at an emergency […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201920 Views

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Government of Canada funding community-led services to support at-risk individuals in Vancouver

May 21, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia Public Safety Canada The Government of Canada is supporting at-risk individuals and ensuring those in vulnerable situations have access to the help they need to lead safe and healthy lives. Today, the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, the Honourable Bill Blair, announced that over $2 million […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201918 Views

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NAN Responds to Provincial Education Curriculum Launch

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 21, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies curriculum launch in Thunder Bay today: “We are disappointed that the province has walked back its commitment to the curriculum by offering it as […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201926 Views

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Minister Tassi visits communities in New Brunswick, highlights Government of Canada’s support for seniors

May 21, 2019                Moncton, New Brunswick        Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to providing Canadian seniors with greater security and a better quality of life. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, wrapped […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201919 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, 2018 Self-reported sexualized and discriminatory behaviours in the Canadian Armed Forces declined significantly from 2016 to 2018, while the prevalence of self-reported sexual assault and certain inappropriate behaviours did not change. However, increased awareness and positive perceptions of responses to sexual misconduct suggest that members have a better […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201917 Views

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Western Canadian First Nations groups making progress in bid to purchase TMX – Global News

May 21, 2019 Indigenous groups from across western Canada say they are nearly ready to put forward an offer to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The multi-billion-dollar project is currently awaiting federal approval, but as Ottawa finishes its final round a consultations, at least two coalitions, representing bands from across BC, Alberta and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201913 Views

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Indigenous Youth Under Colonization: Canada and Palestine

Credits: Justice for Palestinians Calgary A forum for Indigenous youth in Canada and Palestine hosted by Justice for Palestinians Calgary and our Indigenous friends. This brought together youth and leaders from both communities and the public to talk about the impact of colonization on the lives of youth in areas of health, education, justice, and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201940 Views

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Major improvements to Highway 69 in Northern Ontario to support safer and more efficient travels

From: Infrastructure Canada Sudbury, Ontario, May 21, 2019—Investing in transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting communities, helping our businesses compete, and creating a strong economy and middle class. Today, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan; and Paul Lefebvre, Member […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201922 Views

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Film and arts industry to play starring role in Nunavut economic development

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Investments with Qaggiavuut’s Qaggiq School of Performing Arts and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation will help territory’s economic growth May 21, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) The arts industry, including film, television, digital media and theatre, offers tremendous opportunities for economic development and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201942 Views

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Ontario Launches First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies Curriculum

Curriculum Will Support Better Learning in Grades 9 – 12 May 21, 2019 Thunder Bay, Ontario — Ontario’s Government for the people is supporting Indigenous students and Indigenous education by releasing the new First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies, Grades 9 – 12, curriculum on the Ministry of Education website for school boards, educators, parents, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201949 Views

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Town of High Level: Update as of May 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

May 21, 2019 There is no immediate threat to the Town of High Level from the wildfire burning to the southwest of town. The Town of High Level was successfully evacuated as of 10:00 p.m. May 20, 2019. We would like to thank all the communities that have reached out and have welcomed our residents […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201920 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

From: Status of Women Canada May 21, 2019 – Victoria, British Columbia – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201932 Views

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Skills Ontario Competition medalists move on to national level

Over 2,400 students competed in nearly 70 skilled trade and tech contests and challenges TORONTO, ON (May 17, 2019) – More than 65 students from across Ontario will move forward to the upcoming Skills Canada National Competition at the end of May after earning gold medals earlier this month at the 30th Skills Ontario Competition. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201922 Views

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Government of Canada invests over half a billion dollars to support thousands of students and researchers across the country

Funding includes support for science and engineering researchers starting their careers May 21, 2019 – Hamilton, Ontario – Fresh ideas have the power to change the way we view the world and can lead to discoveries that will help solve some of our biggest challenges. When we invest in the innovative and creative work being […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201926 Views

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High Level wildfire evacuees arrive in NWT’s South Slave – Cabin Radio

May 21, 2019 – Families seeking refuge from a wildfire threatening the northern Alberta town of High Level have begun arriving in Hay River and nearby NWT communities. An evacuation order was issued at 4pm on Monday as a growing wildfire came within a few kilometres of High Level, which has 3,000 residents. By Tuesday […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201919 Views

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Here Are the Winners of the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards – Exclaim.ca

On Friday (May 17), the Indigenous Music Awards were presented to artists at Winnipeg’s Club Regent Event Centre in a ceremony that coincided with the Manito Ahbee Festival. Awards were handed out in 21 categories, celebrating music that was created by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples on Turtle Island. “It’s really an amazing time […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201919 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Participation in the Forest Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada May 21, 2019—Edmonton, Alberta—Natural Resources Canada Indigenous communities have the innovation and drive to unlock new jobs in the forestry sector while protecting the environment. That is why Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with the tools to build businesses while helping to tackle climate change and mitigate […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201927 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Saskatchewan

From: Department of Justice Canada May 21, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201933 Views

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Northern Health part of push for fresh, local hospital food – Prince George Citizen

May 20, 2019 Wild salmon with lemon dill sauce, blueberry soup and bone broth may be high-end restaurant meals but they’re also on the menu at some Canadian hospitals aiming to meet recovering patients’ nutritional and cultural needs. The recipes are among dozens that have been developed by 26 people, including food-service managers, chefs and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201918 Views

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